animatron

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noun an·i·ma·tron \ˈa-nə-mə-ˌträn\

Definition of animatron

plural

animatrons

  1. :  a puppet or similar figure that is animated by means of electromechanical devices :  an animatronic figure In Jurassic Park, the Steven Spielberg dinosaur action thriller, the full-sized animatron of the Tyrannosaurus Rex weighed almost 7000 kilograms. — Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia), 5 Nov. 2002

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Origin and Etymology of animatron

short for audio-animatron, back-formation from audio-animatronic


First Known Use: 1971


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